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Struggling to Beat Your Half Marathon Personal Best?

Learn How You Can Crush The Next 5 Months Of Training And Get It Right On The Day, Each Event You Race.

Watch to see the guidance and support you can expect as a Cheltenham Half Marathon Squad Member.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR BEST HALF MARATHON YET

If you have a series of races over the next 6 months then we'll ensure you peak for every one.  

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FOLLOW YOUR PERSONALISED HALF MARATHON PROGRAMME

All distances and speeds will be personalised to your situation regardless of holidays, ability and other events. Target any events in the lead up to programme completion on September 30th.


While your programme will end in September it can also set you up for a great October race like the Oxford Half Marathon.

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MEET YOUR PERSONAL RUNNING COACH

You'll be invited to meet your running coach and discuss your goals, obstacles and programme as soon as your registration is accepted. 


Your Coach, Conor Graham, will ensure you're motivated and ready to attack your training with a clear plan for progress. 

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TRAIN IN TIME WITH OTHER SQUAD MEMBERS

Where suitable, your training sessions can be synchronised to other Squad members. You'll instantly have more in common with the other squad members and become inspired to progress by their posts to the group. 

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EVERYTHING IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Your programme, coach, squad members and educational resources are all available wherever you have an internet connection. Guidance and support is just a click away.

There's a Better Half Marathon Time In You

If you've run half marathons and made it this far down the page then you're aware there is room for improvement.

Our first job will be to find where the hidden potential lies when compared to previous training programmes (or lack thereof):

  • A lack of programme could have meant you missed important run distances in peaking for your race.
  • A pacing strategy based on what you wanted, not what you'd proved was achievable could have lead to a lethal positive split (fast start, slow finish).  
  • Maybe it was an upset stomach, knee or hip pain which prevented you running at the speeds you've been able to achieve in training.
  • If you're good over distance but getting passed in the final K then we can teach you how to become more of a sprinter when with a personalised training approach. 

There are so many things which can go wrong in training and on race day but with your own running coach, a personalised programme and other squad members cheering you on, you can have a Summer of personal bests. 

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Step 1 - Programme Set up

Your programme will take into account each event you want to peak for and combine it with your current running ability to ensure every single session has an exact purpose. 

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Step 2 - Online Education 

We'll suggest the video content you should learn from to ensure your body is durable enough to progress throughout the programme. 

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Step 3 - Unlimited Support and Programme Updates

Life will get in the way at times but we'll update your programme and even go off piste when circumstances require.


Holidays, work and family will make it hard to run at times but you'll know which sessions are expendable and which can be postponed.

Learn to Prevent Injury 

Access our Video Course that will teach you how to prevent and fix common running injuries. 

Each workshop is broken into clips you can watch on any internet enabled device. Perfect to watch while doing some light stretching, riding public transport or even getting dinner prepared. If you want a great summer of running then you need to stay injury free. 

Foot and Lower Leg Pain

Duration:  36minutes 

Stop your calves from cramping, your shins from aching and those stabbing pains in your feet. 

How to Use your Glutes 

Duration: 42minuntes

Unlock the most underutilised muscles in your body to prevent injury and run faster.

How to Prevent Back Pain

Duration: 35minutes

If you've every suffered from back pain then you know it's not an obstacle you want in training.

Identify and Fix Runners Knee

Duration: 37minutes

Do your knees hurt after you run or when you walk up the stairs? This presentation can make it stop. 

How to Use your Feet for Running

Duration: 23minutes

​Go deep into the use of footwear and how to land effectively to prevent problems around your entire body. 

How to Assess Your Pains 

Duration: 32minutes 

Learn which pains are good, which you can stretch out, which need icing and which need a referral. 

About the Coach

In 2018 the Cheltenham Half Marathon Squad got over 30 members over the line in a time they're still proud of today. Many of were running their first ever Half Marathon and others achieved personal bests thanks to the structured programme, guidance and support of our Head Coach.

Conor Graham, is a full time fitness pro​​​​fessional living in Cheltenham with his wife, Georgina and children Tyler and Ivy. He has been coaching runners and those striving to get fit since 2001 when he started his first fitness company STS Fitness Ltd. 

“This is my favourite programme to run each year. Having 5 months to gently progress each member takes the pressure down a notch and means far less stress for the runners.”

Get a time you're proud of

Follow your programme, watch the educational lectures and we guarantee you'll achieve a time you're excited to tell your friends. If you're not happy with your month 1 progress just send us a message and we'll refund your membership fee.

Finish Cheltenham's Half in a Great Time

6 Injury Prevention Lectures you can access for life

A personalised programme based on your ability, holidays and goals

Plan your ideal week and more with your own Running Coach

What People are Saying...

Is this Right for You?

WHO THIS IS FOR

  • First time Half Marathon runners
  • Those who'd like to finish faster than in previous years
  • Anyone who's failed to get to the start line due to injury
  • People who want more structure and support 

WHO THIS IS NOT FOR

  • People who struggle to follow a plan
  • Anyone who is unable to run for more than 2 hours per week
  • Anyone who thinks they can start training a week or two from the race
  • People who will be unable to do any running through the holidays

FAQ

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

When does my programme start?

Do I have to live near Cheltenham?

How can I get a refund?

Why should I join this instead of a standard club membership?

What if I'm injured while training for the event?

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